“In short, Engelken defines the ‘extra’ in extraordinary.”
Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes
“Little Warrior” is coming soon! And with your help, Lisa will get it done!
Stay tuned for the exciting announcement Lisa plans to make in February to let you know how you can directly participate in the Little Warrior CD Project!
The Valentines Day Recordings: Lisa and a powerhouse trio of West Coast musicians came together a year ago this week, for a truly magical, creative and collaborative session. Bill Cantos (Dori Caymmi, Phil Collins, Burt Bacharach, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall) on piano and B-3, bassist Sam Bevan and drummer Matt Swindells recorded the 11 basic tracks for Lisa’s new CD “Little Warrior.”
Lisa serves as arranger/composed by Lisa, to be included on the new album. And since the Valentines Day Sessions, Lisa has been calling upon other amazing musicians to fill out the tracks. Accordion, trumpet, trombone, flute, tenor, guitars, backing vocalists and much more!
The project is winding up the recording process and is heading towards the exciting new phase of mixing and mastering. We’re almost there! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!
“Arranging and producing Caravan has been an important journey for me: self exploration to self realization.
A wandering yet steadfast path of discovery, resistance, acceptance, despair, bliss, setbacks, small victories…
so many lessons learned. Success and failure are fabulously intertwined! And I feel great joy in knowing ‘This is mine!’ ”
CD Art Design by Louis Cubba
Listen to Caravan on pandora.com and create your own Lisa Engelken Radio Station!
“Caravan” includes 10 fresh arrangements by Engelken and features the best musicians in the Bay Area. You may listen to tracks on the website here.
Track List for Caravan:
1. we’ll be together again
2. just one of those things
3. canto de ossanha
5. afro blue
6. trouble child
7. winter moon
8. from the earth (Lisa’s new lyric version of “Red Clay”)
9. white wedding
10. detour ahead
BONUS TRACK: East of the Sun (available on iTunes! only)
Musicians appearing on Caravan are:
- Adam Shulman (piano) - Doug Beavers (trombone)
- Jarrett Cherner (piano) – David Alt (tenor sax, clarinet)
- Sam Bevan (bass) – Jon Monahan (guitars)
- Gabe Davis (bass) – Brian Rice (percussion)
- Matt Swindells (drums) – Chabela Yrigoyen (backing vocals)
- Mike Olmos (trumpet) – Jeanette Sarmiento (backing vocals)
- Joel Behrman (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone)
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Lisa Engelken – Ain’t Dead Yet Zip (4.8MB includes MP3 and album cover)
Ain’t Dead Yet is a “swamp Gospel” written by Lisa and released on her first jazz album “Cosmopolitan.”
Lisa wrote “Ain’t Dead Yet” for the SF production “A Lie of the Mind” by Sam Shepard (Bare Bones Theatre Co., The Phoenix Theatre).
The CD cover art features the painting “Cosmopolitan” by Bay Area artist Theresa Moore.